Best Selling Mobile Phones 2012

Thursday 5 April 2012 10 AM

Please find below the most popular UK mobile phones by sales so far in 2012

Apple iPhone 4S - probably fastest smartphone on the market but Siri  is still a work in progress in the UK. Looks similar to it's iphone 4spredecessor the iphone 4 which is no bad thing as that is still a great looking handset and brilliant all round smartphone. No powered by the same dual-core A5 processor that powers the iPad 2 this latest iPhone is blisteringly fast. The new 8-megapixel sensor is stunning too and brings it on a par with the Galaxy S II snapper, though the iPhone can’t match the Samsung handset’s excellent macro mode, photographs are  rich in both detail and colour. This iPhone camera can seriously rival a dedicated compact digital camera, and the 1080p video at 30fps is a match for plenty of camcorders too and a major improvement over the iPhone 4’s 720p video. In most other areas the iPhone 4S is the equal of its predecessor with the same 960 x 640 Retina display as the iPhone 4  which remains one of the finest smartphone displays on the market. Battery life remains the same too.

galazy s2Samsung Galaxy S2 - Samsung's flagship phone for 2011, the Samsung Galaxy S2 is the first Samsung phone to be powered by a dual-core processor. The Galaxy S2 runs Android version 2.3 (Gingerbread) and has an amazing 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen and features 1080p Full HD video recording using an 8 megapixel still camera with a secondary front-facing camera for video calls.The Samsung Galaxy S is probably still one of the best phones on the market but Samsung have introduced loads of improvements such as the absolutely incredible screen which has grown from a large 4 inches to an enormous 4.3 inches which matches the HTC Desire HD . The poor old Apple iPhone 4 pales in comparison with just 3.5 inches. But it's not all about sheer size, the Galaxy S2 introduces a  Super AMOLED Plus  which is leagues ahead of most smartphones and mightily impressive being a solid match for Apple's Retina display, even if the resolution isn't quite as good on paper.

Nokia Lumia 800 - The Lumia 800 is the first phone from Nokia to use the Windows Mango operating system and it's a very capable smartphone indeed. This is a very sleek addition to the Nokia range offering a user friendly environment courtesy of Windows which is easy to navigate and an integrated social experience with a top of the range 8 Megapixel Camera with Carl Zeiss optics and LED Flash,the Lumia offers video recording at 720p which look great on the sharp 3.7-inch Amoled Screen. The whole expereince is powered by a nippy 1.4GHz Processor which keeps the operating system running smoothly and offers slick web browsing too. Even better the latrest Nokia update now offers improved battery life for the Nokia Lumia 800. The Nokia Lumia 800 is good enough to tempt consumers away from iPhone or Android devices!

noteSamsung Galaxy Note - The Note boasts a huge 5.3 inch HD screen with a stylus, essentially a cross between a PDA and a tablet, the Note is powered by a dual-core 1.4GHz processor and featuress an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording. A great mobile for games and media, the first thing you notice about the Galaxy Note is the size. It's huge. But once you get used to it, it's actually surprisingly thin and you can hold it comfortably in one hand (unlike the iPad 2). The Note the biggest screen on any mobile at 5.3 inches, but not only is it huge, it's a Super AMOLED display as used on the Galaxy Nexus, so it's much easier to see than an ordinary TFT display and has the highest resolution of any current mobile phone. Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread with the Samsung TouchWiz interface, apps, widgets and social networking are all integrated into a very polished user interface.

BlackBerry Bold 9900 - this is easily the best handset to date from manufacturers RIM inattempt to claim back some of the lost bold 9900market share to Android and iPhone devices. It may look like a traditional BlackBerry but its hardware has had a serious upgrade and the new BlackBerry 7 operating system is faster and more user-friendly. The 9900 feels very well built and the screen is far better than previous Bold models but with the same excellent keyboard. The new faster processor makes the 9900 supremely responsive while perhaps not quite as exciting as a Samsung Galaxy S2 or an iPhone 4. The Blackberry platform strengths has always been its email support and this has been enhanced in the version 7 Blackberry operating system. For example, if you use Gmail you can now better manage your emails from the main BlackBerry client. The Web browser is also much faster than before and the 9900 offers good integration between all the social-messaging services which can be gathered together into your inbox.